As Ireland's second largest city, your probably expect Cork to have a lot to offer and you'd be right but you won't want to neglect the rest of the county.
More than just a zoo, Fota lets you see animals in an environment as close to their natural habitat as you can get. There's a strong focus on education and conservation. Also the Knockardbane Farm donkey sanctuary is an absolute must for families. You will be introduced to over 100 miles and donkeys.
Cork is bustling with history and former prison Cork City Gaol had its fair share with Countess Markievicz spending four months there.